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Lawmakers could lose business group's support for tax votes

1 year 10 months 1 week ago July 14, 2015 Jul 14, 2015 Tuesday, July 14 2015 July 14, 2015 4:20 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Tax votes that lawmakers took to balance this year's budget may cost them the support of the state's leading business lobbying group in the fall elections.

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry released its legislative scorecard Tuesday, grading the performance of lawmakers based on specific votes taken during the recent legislative session.

Many lawmakers who previously received high scores from LABI instead got failing marks this time, mainly because they voted for tax hikes and to scale back tax breaks to plug gaps in the budget.

Camille Conaway, the organization's vice president for policy and research, says the scorecard is the main tool that LABI's four political action committees use to determine which candidates they will endorse - and to which campaigns they'll contribute.

Legislative elections are Oct. 24.

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